We started an activity on April 12th in class where we began to evaluate our evidence for claims.
For example, does the evidence on page 3 of I Am the Cheese really match the question, “Is Adam a person who doesn’t give up?” or is the passage on page 33 a better piece of evidence?
We want our evidence to match the question we are trying to answer.
Another example is whether “Adam is strong and confident.” Which example mentioned in class allows us to conclude this?
We learned that our conclusions must only be within our evidence, nothing more.
The thinking activity
The follow up homework is to look closely at the language of your evidence, just like we did when we annotated poetry in the last unit.
Which words support your claim? Would the claim be true if the passage had different words?
What can you conclude about what makes good evidence?
Please comment on this post as a response to the questions above. Write as concisely as you can. The response is part of formative assessment for this unit and will address Criterion A, Content.
NOTE: As promised, here is the link to the Ways of Knowing diagram that we looked at in today’s lesson.